Biography

PhD José Remohí (Valencia, 1958) is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the founder and co-president of the Valencian Infertility Institute – Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), the first Spanish institution entirely specialized in human assisted reproduction.

 

He studied medicine at the University of Valencia, earning his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Hospital Clínico of this city and completing the subspeciality in Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology at Irvine University, California (USA). In addition, he is maternal fetal PhD since 1984 and sexologist since 1986.

 

Professor Remohí founded the ‘Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad’ (‘IVI’) in 1990 together with Professor Pellicer, and his work in the reproduction field has led to the expansion of IVI both nationally and internationally.  IVI is a European leader in reproductive medicine due to their clinical results and has more than 70 clinics across 13 countries.

 

Currently, he is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia, as well as Director of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery at the UV and Director of the IVI University Institute. Vice President of the IVI Foundation, he is also a Member of the Advisory Board of both the European University of Madrid and Valencia.

 

Professor Remohí has been awarded with various prizes for his contribution to the reproductive health field, where must be highlighted the Ares-Serono Foundation Award in 1997, awards from the ASRM in 1995, 1999, 2001, 2008 y 2014; and research prizes form the SEF in 1987, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 y 2004. In addition, he has received several social recognitions, such as Protagonistas Onda Cero Prize to the best scientific career in 2002, Investigación Economía 3 Prize in 2004, the Gold Medal of the city of Valencia to IVI in recognition to his pioneering research and educational work in 2006, Breakthrough Company of the Year Prize by the Expansión Journal in 2009, Tendencias Journal Prize in 2015 and the distinction which recognizes IVI as “Honorary Ambassador of Marca España” of Science and Innovation, among others.

 

Dr. Remohí has written 22 books of reproductive medicine, from which 2 have been translated into English, one into Portuguese and another one into Chinese. He has published more than 650 works in national and international journals, near 385 chapters of books related to human reproduction, and has presented more than 600 conferences in congress all over the World.

Awards and merits

1987

  • Awarded by the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF): J.A Portuondo “In Memoriam” for the best research work in the field of embryo cultivation, Barcelona.


1994

  • Award for the most groundbreaking video at the IV National Competition of Video in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lugo.


1995

  • “Vicente Zaragoza Orts” Award from the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of the Valencian Community (SOGCV) for the best work on Ovarian Hyperstimulation, Valencia.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists) prize paper for the work: “Immunoreactive presence and factors regulating the secretion of the interleukin-I system by the human embryo during embryonic development”, Seattle, Washington (USA).
  • The Diario Levante-EMV newspaper awards its Important Prize for his research in fertility, Valencia.


1996

  • First Prize from the Spanish Fertility Society in 1996 for the work: “Use of frozen testicular sperm in assisted reproduction: a new option in the field of reproduction” at the XXI Conference of the SEF, Tenerife.


1997

  • Awarded by the ARES-SERONO FOUNDATION for the research on the Pathophysiology of the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Switzerland.
  • Award for the most groundbreaking video called “Preimplantatory Diagnosis” at the V National Competition of Video in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lugo.
  • First Prize by Organon for the poster entitled “Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1 ra) blocks implantation through a direct effect of endometrial epithelium” at the XXIV Spanish Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Marbella.
  • Second Award for the Poster of the Diagnostic Session of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) for the work: “Embryonic development and impact of chromosomal alterations in a preimplantation diagnostic program”, Marbella.

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1998

  • Award for the best presentation: “Study of the embryonic regulation of the expression, production and secretion of IL-8 chemoquine by human endometrial epithelial cells” at the XXII National Conference of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), Madrid.


1999

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper 1999, for the work: “Coordinated regulation of endometrial epithelial apoptosis induced by the human blastocyst as a crucial mechanism during human implantation”, Toronto, Ontario. (Canada).
  • Third Prize for the video entitled “Difficult laparoscopic myomectomy” in the II National Competition of Video of the SEGO, Saragossa.
  • First Award for the best photograhy in the National Photography Competition of the SEGO, Saragossa.


2000

  • Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Endometriosis and Apoptosis: a new hypothesis about its pathogenesis”, Seville.
  • Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Expression of the FAS-FAS ligand (FAS-FASL) and BCL-2 system in human ovary cells and fluids stimulated with gonadotropins”, Seville
  • Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Prognostic study on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in carriers of chromosomal reorganizers”, Seville.
  • Award to the most voted presentation by the members of the Spanish Fertility Society under the title “Influence of chromosomal abnormalities on the preimplantation development of human embryos”, Seville
  • Award to the most voted presentation by the members of the Spanish Fertility Society entitled: “Endometrial receptivity or embryonic quality. What is more determining in terms of implantation?”, Seville.
  • Award for the best video-presentation in Hysteroscopy presented at the National Conference of Gynaecological Endoscopy titled: “Hysterectomy exploration in interrupted pregnancies”, Madrid.


2001

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper 2001, for the work “Vascular endotelial growth factor 121 and 164 (VEGF-121 and VEGF-164) isoforms increase vascular permeability (VP) in hyperstimulated rats in prevented by blocking the VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2)”. Orlando, USA.

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2002

  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation 49th Annual Scientific Meeting for the work: “The Ovary as a Source of Gonadotrophin Dependent Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in an Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) Animal Model”, Los Angeles, California.
  • Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the presentation titled: “Presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C virus in washed semen:  absent or present but not infective?”, Palma de Mallorca.
  • Onda Cero Prize to the best scientific career, Valencia.


2003

  • IVI Mexico receives the Golden Laurel Quality Award on the customer service area.
  • IVI Seville awarded by its popularity among their locals.
  • ivi.es obtains the prize for “Best Global Website” in the 4th Edition of the Tabarca Competition, Alicante.
  • Rotary Club Research Award, Valencia.


2004

  • Award to the best presentation titled: “Molecular markers of human fertility” at the XXII Meeting of the Uro-Andrological Group of the Spanish Urology Association, Valencia.
  • First Viagra Prize for best oral presentation at the XXII National Meeting of the Uro-Andrological Group of the Spanish Urology Association, Valencia.
  • Research Award in the category of Basic Research in Human Reproduction to the presentation titled: “Molecular markers of sperm fertility and its relation to the basic analysis of semen” at the XXV National Conference of the Spanish Fertility Society, La Coruña.
  • Award for the best basic article in 2003 published in the Ibero-American Journal of Fertility titled: “TGF-B1 regulates in vitro into the human endometrial mucin MUC1 during embryo implantation”, The Spanish Fertility Society with the sponsorship of Organon Laboratories, La Coruña.
  • Award for the best oral presentation “Laparoscopic myomectomy and Obstetric results”, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of the Valencian Community (SOGCV), Valencia.
  • Research Award by the Magazine  “Economía 3”, Valencia.


2005

  • Ausias March Colectiu Award 2005, intended to reward the most important cultural work carried out collectively in the field of the authentic Valencian culture, in the area of Arts or Sciences, Valencia.


2006

  • Award to the best poster under the title: “Dilated fetal jugular sinuses at weeks 11-13: impact and characteristics “, whose authors are Serra V, Lara C, Correa F, Olmo I, Pellicer A, Remohí J at the XXIV National Conference of the Ultrasound Section of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SESEGO 2006), Valencia.
  • Medal of the City in its category of gold to the Valencian Infertility Institute in recognition to its pioneering work of investigation and teaching that constitutes an international reference in its speciality, the City Council of Valencia.

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2008

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper for the work “The impact of luteinizing hormone supplementation in gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist cycles. An age adjusted randomized trial”, 64th annual meeting, USA.
  • “Alejandro Novo González” Award for the work “The addition of LH to ovarian stimulation does not produce any more premature endometrial maturation than stimulation with FSH only. A comparative study in oocyte donors” by the authors: Muñoz E, Portela S, Ouviña E, Martínez B, Remohí J, Pellicer A, presented at the LXIII Conference of the Galician Society of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Guitriz, Lugo.


2009

  • Merck Serono Award 2008/2009 for the innovation, quality and image in Assisted Reproduction (iCIRA). 1st Prize in the category: Relevant information related to assisted reproduction treatments for the work titled: “Use of GnRH antagonists during endometrial preparation in the oocyte donation program”, whose authors are Vidal C; Giles J, Remohí J, Simon C, Pellicer A.
  • “Premios Valencianos para el siglo XXI” Award, presented annually by the newspaper “LAS PROVINCIAS” in Valencia.
  • Breakthrough Company of the Year Award in 2009 to the IVI Institution by the economic magazine “EXPANSIÓN”.


2011

  • Reproductive Biomedicine Online Robert G. Edwads Prize Papers Award in recognition of the best paper published in 2011 “Differential transcriptomic profile in spermematozoa achieving pregnancy or not via ICSI”.


2014

  • ASRM 2014 Stra Award for works presented for the last 10 years successively in the conferences of the American Society for Assisted Reproduction.
  • Appointed Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in the category of science and innovation for the institution “Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)”, the Leading Brands of Spain Forum (FMRE), with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain.
  • Awards for Social Responsibility of the institution “Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI), Fundación Puentes del Mundo, Madrid (Spain).


2015

  • IVI is appointed Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in the category of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain.
  • IVI institution awarded by the magazine Tendencias for the research applied to Women, by the Valencia City Group, Valencia, Spain.


2016

  • Fundación Conexus Award to the company that adds value to the communities of Madrid and Valencia.
  • “Best International Strategy” Award by the Magazine Actualidad Económica.
  • “Paseo del Mérito 2016” Award by the Winery Pago de Tharsys for his entrepreneurial career and progress obtained in the field of Assisted Reproduction, Requena (Valencia).